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Did you know?

Lymm and the surrounding area has a fascinating history when it comes to transport.

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In 1824 John Greenwood opened the world's first public bus service, which ran between Pendleton to Manchester.  We'll have some horse drawn carriages from this era on display.

Britain's first wholly purpose built canal, the Bridgewater Canal, was constructed right through the centre of Lymm village.  The point at which is cuts the village in two, is where our collection of old working boats will meet on Transport Day!  

The world's first passenger trainline opened between Manchester and Liverpool in 1830.  That's first class on the top, and second on the bottom! 

You'll be able to check out the Model Railway display in the Village Hall.

In 1885 this dapper chap became the first person to cycle round the world on a bicycle.  Thomas Stevens's route took him right through neighbouring High Legh! 


We'll have our own collection of vintage bikes from this era on display. 

The world's first car phone call was made by Postmaster General Reginald Bevins from the car park of the Lymm Hotel in 1959!

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